Restorative Justice in School Discipline

Since the invention of schools, teachers and administrators everywhere have employed the same procedures for all classroom infractions: A kid who threatened a teacher or got into a fight would basically receive the same discipline as a student with multiple tardies, for example (detentions, in-school suspensions, ultimately expulsion).
But a newer approach to school discipline called restorative justice could is revolutionizing the way teachers and administrators handle punishment. Rather than only administering punishment, restorative justice is based more on talking and listening than on delivering consequences. The technique brings together those who have caused and experienced harm and providing all parties with equal attention.
Frequent contributor Jordan Catapano enlightens readers on restorative justice, in a must-read guaranteed to make you rethink your disciplinary approach.
What is your school’s approach to restorative justice? What are the impacts that a restorative justice mentality has had on your school?
Top 10 Holiday Learning Activities
With the holiday season already upon us, many teachers might be searching for appropriate classroom holiday activities – festive, fun things to do with one for firmly planted in learning.
Here are some ideas to enhance the celebratory atmosphere in your room this year. To get the complete idea of what each of thee entails, simply follow the ink below!
  • Explore the Many December Holidays
  • Research Holiday Traditions
  • Write Your Own Holiday Story

What are your favorite holiday and winter activities you use in your classroom?
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